Symposium 2011

Looking Beyond the Deepwater Horizon: The Future of Offshore Drilling
January 28-29, 2011

Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary

Experts will discuss the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the direction of energy policy, and the environmental challenges left in its wake. The program is free and open to the public.  Seating is first come, first served. For more information about the symposium, contact the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review at elprwm@gmail.com.

The program is approved for 6.5 credit hours by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board. ($75 registration fee for MCLE applies). Those that would like to attend for MCLE credit must contact the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review at elprwm@gmail.com by January 24, 2011 to pre-register.

Friday, January 28th*

12:30 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. Welcome from the Journal

Paul Spadafora, Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Law and Policy Review

1:05 p.m. Response to the Deepwater Horizon Spill of National Significance

Calvin M. Lederer, Deputy Judge Advocate General, United States Coast Guard

2:00 p.m. The Perils of Implicit Regulatory Privatization: Lessons from the BP Oil Spill
Rebecca Bratspies, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law

2:45 p.m. Open Forum
Speakers will respond to questions from attendees

3:00 p.m. Brief Recess

3:15 p.m. Risky Business: Generation of Nuclear Power & Off-shore Oil Risk Management Development
Hope Babcock, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

4:00 p.m. British Petroleum as Self-confessed Bad Actor, Crime, Punishment, and Prevention Offshore
Rena Steinzor, Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law

4:45 p.m. Open Forum
Speakers will respond to questions from attendees

Saturday, January 29th*

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf
Stacy Linden, Managing Counsel
 American Petroleum Institute

9:30 a.m. Planning for the Future (or Not): Rethinking Emergency Response Accountability for Offshore Drilling Disasters
Joshua Fershee, Associate Professor of Law, University of North Dakota School of Law

10:15 a.m. Open Forum
Speakers will respond to questions from attendees

10:30 a.m. Brief Recess

10:45 a.m. Five Thousand Feet and Below: The Failure to Adequately Regulate Deepwater Drilling Technology
Mark Latham, Associate Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

11:30 a.m. Prospects For Offshore Wind In The Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
Joel Eisen, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

12:15 p.m. Open Forum
Speakers will respond to questions from attendees

12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Sarah Prew, Symposium Editor, Environmental Law and Policy Review

* Schedule is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.

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